What to see in Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Attractions

Ontario boasts about 330 parks, attracting more than 10 million visitors annually. Many of these lovely protected areas are clustered near Thunder Bay and around the massive Lake Superior, offering travellers numerous options for outdoor recreation. Lake Nipigon and the township of the same name are close to Thunder Bay, and are also a hub for outdoor pursuits such as hiking, camping and water sports.

The region has some cultural diversions as well. The Amethyst Mine Panorama is a working quarry offering walking tours. It is a great favourite with visitors, who get to poke around for souvenirs in one of the largest Amethyst deposits in the world. The Fort William Historical Park is a living history attraction that recreates the days of the North West Company and the Canadian fur trade. Also, the Magnus Theatre gets rave reviews.

Amethyst Mine

Ontario's official gemstone, amethyst, is one of the many natural resources found on the north shore of Lake Superior. The violet-coloured semiprecious stones native to this area come in beautiful…

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Fort William Historical Park (formerly Old Fort William)

Visitors can travel back to 1816 at Fort William Historical Park (formerly Old Fort William). Located at Thunder Bay, it is an authentic duplicate of the North West Company of Montreal's inland headquarters.…

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Lake Superior

Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. Ontario shares this vast expanse of water with the American states of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. The main attractions for visitors…

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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is set on a rugged peninsula near Thunder Bay. Known as the 'park of legends', it was once home to the region's natives, who fished and hunted the rolling, forested terrain…

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